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Having explained the universal sense of approbation for that which is virtuous and meritorious

Having explained the universal sense of approbation for that which is virtuous and meritorious

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Having explained the universal sense of approbation for that which is virtuous and meritorious, it  remains for Hume to show how the  sense of obligation  is related to that which is pleasant and  agreeable. One of the major issues in all moral philosophy is that of the relationship between what  one likes to do and what it is that he ought to do. It is not at all uncommon to find those who not only  make a sharp distinction between these two but often find that they are directly opposed to each  other. This is especially true of those who have advocated a rationalistic basis for ethics. Immanuel  Kant in modern times, and the Stoic philosophers of the ancient world have maintained that the  demands of reason do not normally coincide with human desires. From their point of view, the moral 
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